Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin gave a sharp reply. Photo/People
MOSCOW – Former Minister of Foreign Affairs United States of America (AS), Hillary Clinton blamed the President Russia Vladimir Putin for the expansion carried out NATO . He expressed this when he returned to the US Department of State for the introduction of his official portrait on Tuesday evening local time.
In the early hours of Wednesday (27/9/2023), the Kremlin responded, reminding Hillary of her past mistakes in US-Russia relations.
Previously, Hillary used the opportunity to introduce her portrait to express her disagreement with Donald Trump’s foreign policy.
The former US secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate who was defeated by Trump in 2016 said there may be questions about the US’s ability to rally support for Ukraine after Russia’s invasion in 2022 because of Trump’s legacy of alienating his allies.
“People may doubt that because we have burned so many bridges with our allies and friends,” he told current and former officials attending the event.
“Restoring a foreign policy… that actually brings people to us, rather than pushing them away, will be considered very difficult. And it’s true, but it’s been achieved,” he added, thanking the current US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, for helping restore America’s standing.
Clinton said Joe Biden had carried out many of the priorities of the Obama administration, where he was the top US diplomat and he served as Barack Obama’s vice president.
“Maintaining democracy in Ukraine, expanding NATO – just to top it off, too bad Vladimir, you did it yourself,” he said, referring to the fact that NATO has grown even more post-invasion, prompting laughter and applause.
“We always say, ‘Society is not forced to join NATO. People voted and want to join NATO,’” he added. Ukraine also aspires to become a member of western defense organizations.